“CONSISTENCY” has been key to Calvin Brooks’ long Weymouth career, according to manager Brian Stock.

The defender stands on the brink of a magnificent 300th appearance for the Terras should he take to the field against Altrincham today.

Of Brooks' 299 games to date, the defender has been involved in 149 wins, 71 draws and 79 losses.

Brooks, 26, has been stationed in a variety of positions this season, including right-back, right wing-back, midfield and on the wing.

His 37 games this season are bettered only by Jake McCarthy and Ollie Harfield – both on 39.

The former Yeovil and Dorchester man has scored 29 goals in his Terras career.

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Asked if Brooks could notch his 300th game for Weymouth today, Stock said: “I try to keep my team close to my chest!

“I can’t reveal the team but he’ll probably make his 300th appearance, what a great achievement. He’s a big part of the plans moving forward.

“When I first came to the club, he’s one of those players that leads by example. He’s well respected within the changing room and he’s consistent with his performances.

“That’s been key to his 299 appearances so far. Whether you play Calvin at right-back, right midfield or even right-wing, he’ll deliver a performance.

“You always know you’re going to get at least a seven out of 10 with Calvin.”

Only 20 players have achieved 300 games for Weymouth since World War Two.

Commenting on loyalty in football, Stock added: “Loyalty works both ways – with a club and a player.

“If a player is a good character, whether he’s playing or not, that speaks volumes.

“I’ve played with quite a few players that have committed quite a lot of their careers to one club.

“James Coppinger (695 games for Doncaster) just retired. Fans respect that. If you keep those players playing at a high level, it’s important. Calvin’s a great example of that.”